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William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor

Dashville & Rhythm presents

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor

9:45pm, Fri 5 August, 2016
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Two musical trajectories born of enthralling live performances and evocative storytelling will converge in July and August for a run of shows nationally.

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor have carved their name into the Australian music scene this year with universally acclaimed debut albums and strong praise from live music reviews, each shaped by their formative years spent in rural serenity.

Crighton's journey started in the Riverina and has taken him around the world, with extensive time spent in Nashville. Returning to Australia, he settled momentarily on the rugged banks of Burrinjuck Dam, near the South West Slopes region of NSW to record his self-titled debut. It's a stirring songbook that captures the gritty essence of our vast country.

Taylor's story also begins in the wilderness. The soulful singer grew up in Tasmania's ancient Tarkine rainforest, where she was born into her father's hands in the family barn amongst a congregation of her five siblings. In March, the flame-haired musician released her debut album, Elemental.

Crighton and Taylor are cut from same cloth. They wear their hearts firmly on their sleeve, penning songs that capture the human experience.


"It's high theatrics, gutsy and cool at the same time." - Newcastle Herald

"Mesmerising debut album ****1/2 stars" - The Music

"Crighton is a major talent. ****1/2 Stars" - Courier Mail



"It looks like it's gonna be a big year for Claire Anne Taylor...what a voice!" - Sarah Howells, Triple J

"It's one of the CDs I keep going back to." - Paul Gough, ABC Radio National

"... these ten tracks pulse and throb with an urgency... Elemental is strong and assured." - Samuel Fell, Sydney Morning Herald